Conference Paper

How to Share and Reuse Learning Resources: The ARIADNE Experience

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16020-2_13 Conference: Sustaining TEL: From Innovation to Learning and Practice - 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2010, Barcelona, Spain, September 28 - October 1, 2010. Proceedings
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ARIADNE is a European foundation that aims to foster “Share and Reuse” of learning resources. To support this goal, ARIADNE
has created an infrastructure for managing learning objects in an open and scalable way. This paper describes the technical
approach behind our open, standards based infrastructure, how content providers can connect to it, and the value they can
derive from doing so. As such, the abundance that we help to unlock will act as a platform for innovation by tool developers,
trainers and teachers and learners themselves.

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